Over the past few decades, great strides have been made in the technology we are able to use to care for and treat our animal companions. One such technology is laser therapy – a surgery free, drug free, non-invasive treatment option that is used to reduce pain and inflammation, improve mobility and increase the speed of healing following injury or surgery. At Edgewood Animal Hospital, we strive to stay on top of all of the latest advancements in veterinary medicine so that we can continue to offer our clients the most comprehensive care and cutting edge treatment options available. We are proud to offer laser therapy as a means for our clients to better care for their animal family members.
What is laser therapy?
The therapeutic laser involves the use of a small, handheld device which emits an intense beam of light that deeply penetrates tissue without damaging it. Your pet may feel gentle and soothing warmth, but will experience no pain whatsoever. Most treatments take a matter of minutes.
What can laser therapy help with?
There are dozens of ailments that laser therapy can be effective in treating and managing. These conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Disc Disease
- Sprains and Strains
- Muscle, Joint and Tendon Pain or Injury
- Post-Surgical Therapy
- Much more….
Laser therapy can be used alone or as a means to enhance other treatment plans recommended by our doctors.
How many treatments will my pet need?
While the results of laser therapy are often dramatic and can sometimes be seen after just one treatment, the number of sessions your pet will need to achieve optimum results will ultimately depend on your specific situation. The vet will be able to provide you with a customized treatment protocol once your pet has been properly evaluated.
If your companion suffers from any of the above conditions, or just seems to be experiencing pain – either acute or chronic – laser therapy may help. Give us a call today to find out more about this innovative treatment option and whether it could benefit your loved one.